Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ignited a firestorm on social media this week after she accused Ben Shapiro of "catcalling" for offering a large sum of money to her charity of choice to debate him.
Now, just one day after she claimed she doesn't owe a "response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions," Ocasio-Cortez is being exposed for hypocrisy.
What's going on?
Turns out, Ocasio-Cortez also demanded that someone debate her. In May, she posted a tweet claiming her "opponent seems to be avoiding a debate, and isn’t acknowledging me."
My opponent seems to be avoiding a debate, and isn’t acknowledging me. It’s just the 2 of us. So weekend I stopped… https://t.co/CYrgiH71MD— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1526567638.0
The tweet was referring to Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), whom Ocasio-Cortez defeated in June for the Democratic nomination in New York's 14th congressional district.
To be expected, social media had a field day with the tweet, which seemingly cast Ocasio-Cortez's "catcalling" allegations in a hypocritical light.
What was the response?
The irony of Ocasio-Cortez's debate challenge was widely mocked. Many wondered whether her debate challenge was also "catcalling."
This sort of catcalling is unacceptable, I have been reliably informed https://t.co/mW0WJPdcIw— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro) 1533953030.0
Hot Air's Jazz Shaw:
This catcalling is simply unacceptable. https://t.co/whFIJKqtRz— Jazz Shaw (@Jazz Shaw) 1533949379.0
Conservative Glenn Reynolds:
"Lol but you won’t debate @benshapiro ????" one person wrote in response to the tweet.
"Boy, this aged well. Pretty sure you'd be flipping your lid if @benshapiro stopped by your office and stared inside," another said.